during
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdjʊəɹɪŋ/, /ˈdʒʊəɹɪŋ/, /-ɔːɹɪŋ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈdʊəɹɪŋ/, /ˈdɝɪŋ/

Preposition
  1. For all of a given time interval.
    I lived with my parents during the 1970s.
    The shop was one of the few able to stay open during the war.
    • 1661, John Fell (bishop), The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond ↗
      During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant […]
    • 1909, Archibald Marshall [pseudonym; Arthur Hammond Marshall], chapter I, in The Squire’s Daughter, London: Methuen, OCLC 12026604 ↗; republished New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1919, OCLC 491297620 ↗:
      They stayed together during three dances, went out on to the terrace, explored wherever they were permitted to explore, paid two visits to the buffet, and enjoyed themselves much in the same way as if they had been school-children surreptitiously breaking loose from an assembly of grown-ups.
  2. At any time or period within a given time interval.
    I lived with my parents at several points during the 1980s.
    Many of the best examples were produced during the Restoration.
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Verb
  1. present participle of dure#English|dure

During
Proper noun
  1. (rare) Surname
    • 1858, The Peterson Magazine (volumes 33-34, page 235)
      "What a woman she is!" muttered Biddy, stooping to pick up the scattered potatoes, "I don't see what Providence meant, a-putting such a saint along with an ugly, growling man like Mr. During. I believe he's in his second childhood, I do! […]



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